About Us

To meet deadlines and complete projects successfully, you need a dependable resource for rental equipment and services. As a full-service equipment company in Alabama and northwest Florida, Thompson Rents delivers the affordable, efficient solutions you're searching for.

We've provided reliable, high-quality equipment solutions since 1957. Explore our extensive inventory of low-hour machines and attachments to enhance your workflow and productivity. We will guide you through each step of the rental process so you feel nothing but confident in your investment. Service has been a staple of our company since the beginning — trust us to provide help whenever and wherever you need it.

Cat® Equipment Rental in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle

Our affiliation with Caterpillar spans over 60 years. As the only authorized Cat® dealer in Alabama and northwest Florida, we're the region's single source for Cat machines and work tool attachments. We can help you achieve your job site and project objectives.

Thompson Rents

We have 14 branches throughout Alabama and northwest Florida.


We provide equipment rentals, repairs, and maintenance throughout Alabama, including:


In the Florida Panhandle, Thompson Rents serves both of these areas with equipment rentals:

Benefits of Working With Thompson Rents

Whether you rent equipment by Caterpillar or another manufacturer, you'll always get a product that's ready to work when you are. Our well-trained service technicians take excellent care of every machine. You can rent from us with total confidence.

The many benefits of partnering with us for your equipment rental needs include:

Quality Equipment

Our affiliation with Caterpillar allows us to provide the highest-quality equipment, parts, and tools. Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of construction and mining equipment, so you know you're getting a top-tier product. We also stock our inventory with machinery and attachments from other well-known brands.

Equipment Quality

Our team regularly inspects and maintains every machine in our fleet to ensure each product delivers maximum performance. With our quality products and efficient equipment servicing, your operations can remain smooth and productive year-round. Our rental options include earthmoving equipmentaerial liftslandscaping machineswork tool attachments, and much more.

Experienced Staff

Our skilled technicians know the ins and outs of Cat equipment and parts. Aren't sure what machine would suit your applications? We can point you to the best solutions for the job.

In addition to offering professional guidance on selecting the right product, our team performs on-site inspections, repairs, and preventive maintenance. Our service technicians have the expertise needed to keep your machinery in top shape, identifying and addressing any potential problems.

Local Knowledge

With Thompson Rents, you don't have to venture beyond the Alabama and northwest Florida regions to find the equipment and services you need. Get excellent products and fast service by contacting a Thompson Rents location near you. We can also provide efficient delivery to your job site or facility.

Check out our services and products to see everything we offer. Chances are, you won't need to go anywhere else to fulfill your equipment requirements.

Is Renting Equipment Right for You?

Renting is ideal if you:

  • Need equipment immediately or on a temporary basis: If you need an excavator, generator, pump, scissor lift, or another machine quickly, renting can save the day. You can make a fast replacement or addition to keep the work moving forward without making a long-term commitment. Only need equipment for a few days or a month? You can return it as soon as you're done. We also offer leases and rent-to-purchase plans for long-term equipment needs.
  • Want a cost-effective solution: Compared to buying equipment, renting doesn't involve a large upfront fee. This makes it feasible if you have limited capital or want to stay within budget. Thompson Rents has flexible rental terms and transparent rates, ensuring you only pay for equipment when you need it. You can rent on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis to accommodate your project requirements. Using rentals also reduces equipment-related expenses like repairs, maintenance, and storage.
  • Prefer to weigh your options: Renting allows you to "try before you buy." You can rent one or several models without any risk or obligation to find the perfect match for your business.

Learn More About Working With Thompson Rents

Browse our product categories to find the right equipment for your needs. If you would like more information or have questions about our services, give us a call at 1-833-937-3683 today. Fast online quotes are also available — get started by completing and submitting our online form.